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African Drum and Dance Masterclass With Epizo Bangoura

When:

Sun 26 Nov 2017, 1:00pm–4:00pm

Where: The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St, Gosford, Central Coast

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission per workshop: $30.00
  • General Admission both workshops: $50.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Attention drum and dance lovers!

We are thrilled to announce an African Drum and Dance masterclass with Epizo Bangoura, a premier African musician and performer, will be coming to the Hut for a truly unique African workshop. Participants have the choice of participating in either the drum workshop, the dance masterclass, or both!

The first session will be spent on learning advanced rhythms and techniques on the djembe, one of the most popular African hand drums. The second session will consist of ethereal, primal, and spiritual dances that have been performed in Africa for centuries. Those from the djembe workshop will stay and perform their newly-learned rhythms for the dancers to move to.

**Important: if you take part in the drum workshop and want to stay and drum for the dancers, you can do so for free! We encourage all drummers to stick around and be part of the performance.

About Epizo Bangoura
Epizo Bangoura is one of Africa's leading percussionists. A former member of the famous 'Ensemble Koteba' of Ivory Coast was born into a family of Griots, highly respected and honored members of this community of musicians and storytellers, keepers of their ancestral traditions and customs, a truth living memory of Africa, Epizo immortalize his culture through his songs , music , dance and legends.

His father start to teach him how to play instruments at the age of 3, a few years later he start to going to school where he became a member of school bands soon after their was doing a performance in front of Guinea ex President, Ahamed Sekou Toure. He then began his first tour in Europe of music and dance belong to Andre Toure the wife of President.

As a griot he is respected historian, and considers it his responsibility to transmit his oral ancestral traditions through music: the drum, dance and chants. Epizo has toured world-wide, bringing his inspiration teachings to many culture through master classes.

Stick around for our community event The 5 Lands Experience in which Epizo will be performing.

Snacks provided, cold drinks available for purchase.

More info/bookings: hello@therhythmhut.com.au or 0439 217 004.